COVID Vaccine Update

COVID vaccine is now available for all patients age 6 months and older. Learn more here.

COVID Testing & Vaccine

COVID-19 and Illness Testing

Patients with or without symptoms can walk in to any open Primary Health clinic to be tested for COVID or other illnesses. Most PCR test results are back in 48 hours or less. 

Please provide insurance information if you would like us to bill your insurance company. Most insurance plans cover the cost of COVID testing and the associated visit; copays and deductibles may apply.

For patients who are uninsured, federal programs no longer cover the cost of COVID testing. We offer a discount on some services if paid in full at the time of visit. Otherwise, we accept regular monthly payments.

Self-pay rates for COVID testing:

  • PCR test - $124 plus nurse or provider  fee
  • Abbott rapid test - $125 plus nurse or provider fee
  • Antigen rapid test - $52 plus nurse or provider fee

We require everyone who enters a Primary Health clinic to wear a face mask. Children age 17 and younger may be seen in Pediatric Urgent Care, and are also welcome at all other Primary Health locations.

COVID-19 Rapid Tests 
We offer Abbott NAAT rapid tests acceptable for most travel and other needs. Please check with your airline and travel destination to ensure this test result will be accepted. The cost is $125, due at the time of service. Rapid antigen tests are also available for use at the provider's discretion.

Download a copy of the Coronavirus Patient Handout here.

Symptoms or Exposure: When to Get Tested
People with COVID-19 symptoms should be tested regardless of their vaccination status. Testing is critical when it comes to understanding how the virus is spreading, so patients can isolate as necessary and health care providers can plan for community needs. Read more here.

  • People who have known exposure to someone with suspected/confirmed COVID-19:
    • Wear a mask for 10 days (even if vaccinated), and get tested on day 5 after exposure
    • If symptoms develop after exposure, get tested right away and quarantine at home
    • Anyone who tests negative after being exposed to COVID-19 but then develops any COVID symptoms should be tested again immediately.

COVID treatments

Some limited treatments are available for COVID. Therapeutic options are restricted to certain age groups and within certain timeframes of symptoms, for people with certain medical conditions, and available only to those who are not on medications that could cause serious drug-drug interactions. If you are interested in treatment options, please see a urgent care provider or your primary care provider to discuss your options.

View the Patient Questionnaire that will be given to any patient seeking treatment with Paxlovid. View the FDA’s fact sheet for patients considering Paxlovid treatment.

COVID-19 Vaccine First Doses

Primary Health is now vaccinating all individuals age 6 months and older. Patients may walk in to any clinic or make their appointment online for select locations. Pfizer and Pfizer are available for ages 6 months and older.

If you are insured, please bring your insurance card. Learn more about COVID vaccine for children on the CDC website.

walk in to any clinic
Or Make An Appointment at Select Locations

Digital Vaccine Record

Digital vaccine records are now available for patients who received their COVID vaccine at Primary Health. Request your digital record here

COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters

Pfizer (Comirnaty for ages 16+)
Pfizer boosters are available to ages 5 and up. To qualify, you must have completed your first two doses at least 5 months ago. Learn more about booster requirements here

Moderna
Moderna boosters are available to patients age 18 and up. To qualify, you must have completed your first two doses at least 5 months ago. Learn more about booster requirements here. 

Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)
Boosters using the Janssen vaccine are generally discouraged by the CDC. There are some exceptions you can review with your doctor. Read more about the Janssen vaccine here.

Patients who qualify for a booster may schedule their appointment online or walk in to any clinic.

Vaccine Info Updated 7/13/22
View or download our COVID-19 Vaccine Overview.

Vaccine Locations

Pfizer (Comirnaty):
All Open Locations 

Moderna: 
All Open Locations 

Janssen (Johnson & Johnson): 
Broadway
Cole & Fairview 
Overland & Maple Grove
Garden City
Meridian
Meridian Crossroads
Nampa Garrity 
North Caldwell

make a vaccine appointment

General Questions
If you have general questions about coronavirus in Idaho, please call your local health district (numbers below) or click here to learn more about coronavirus in Idaho.

Southwest District Health: 208-455-5411
Central District Health: 208-321-2222

See CDC patient instructions (English and Spanish) for patients who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or are under investigation.
See CDC caregiver instructions (English and Spanish) for people who are caring for patients diagnosed with COVID-19.

Booster Qualifications

You qualify for a Pfizer booster if: 

  1. Your last Pfizer dose was more than 28 days ago, AND you have:
  2. Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
  3. Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system (such as Prednisone, Cellcept, Tacrolimus, or Cyclosporine)
  4. Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  5. Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome or Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  6. Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  7. Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response (i.e. Remicade, Enbrel, Humira, Rituxin, Cosentyx, Tremfya, Xeljanz)

You may also qualify for a Pfizer booster if:

  1. Your last Pfizer vaccine dose was more than 6 months ago, AND you are: 
  2. Adult 65 years of age and older
  3. Adult 50 years of age and older with one of the following medical conditions:
    • Cancer
    • Chronic kidney disease
    • Chronic lung disease (asthma, COPD, cystic fibrosis, etc.)
    • Dementia or neurological conditions
    • Diabetes 
    • Down syndrome
    • Heart conditions
    • HIV infections
    • Immunocompromised (weakened immune system)
    • Liver disease
    • Overweight or obesity
    • Pregnancy
    • Current or former smoker
    • Solid organ or blood stem cell transplant 
    • Substance use disorder
    • Stroke or cerebrovascular disease
  4. Resident or staff member of a long-term care facility.
  5. Adult 18-49 years of age with underlying medical conditions (listed under number two) AND have reviewed with your specialist or family practice doctor who is now recommending the booster dose.
  6. Adult 18-64 years of age who is at increased risk for COVID-19 due to your occupation or institutional setting. (Health care workers and other job/living settings).